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Team: Waco Lions

District: 16-4A

Coach: Danny Ramsey (New Coach -- Was Offensive Coordinator at 5A Cypress Creek)

Johnny Tusa resigns after 23 years at Waco -- To read more about this go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2009/02/13/waco-head-coach-resigns

Last Years Record: 6-5 overall 4-3 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs San Marcos (2-8) (W 35-6)
at Copperas Cove (13-2) (L 20-41)
vs Round Rock Stony Point (13-2) (W 9-3)
at *Ennis (11-2) (L 14-48)
vs *Waco University (2-8) (W 31-23)
vs *Waxahachie (8-4) (L 28-35)
at *Cleburne (3-7) (W 41-14)
vs *Corsicana (5-5) (W 35-6)
at *Hewitt Midway (12-2) (L 14-26)
vs *Midlothian (3-7) (W 42-13)

Playoffs: Division I Bi-District
Lost 7-26 vs Lancaster (7-5) -- bi-district

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Kollin Kahler 691 yards 5 TDs passing
C Stephen Major
OT Josua Martinez
LB Tristen Eche 141 tackles
P/K Ernesto Guevara

Notes:
Waco only returns 7 starters and 17 lettermen in 2009 so it will be tough to get out of district 16-4A. They will be fighting for that final playoff spot along with Waxahachie, Corsicana and Midlothian. They will miss the leadership that Coach Tusa provided but Ramsey comes over after being the offensive coordinator for the high scoring Cypress Creek team last year. Look for the Lions to finish with a 5-5 or 6-4 record and make it in as that 4th team in the playoffs.

History:
3 year winning streak
22 winning seasons out of last 24 years
Playoff Appearances (18) 1986,87,88,90,91,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,04,06,07,08

Championship History: Waco (10) 5-4-1
1922 Waco 13, Abilene 10
1923 Abilene 3, Waco 0
1924 Dallas Oak Cliff 31, Waco 0
1925 Waco 20, Dallas Forest Avenue 7
1926 Waco 20, Dallas Oak Cliff 7
1927 Waco 21, Abilene 14
1939 Lubbock 20, Waco 14
1945 Highland Park (Dallas) 7, Waco 7 (tie) CO-CHAMPIONS
1948 2A - Waco 21, Amarillo 0
2006 4A Division II - La Marque 34, Waco 14

Last 5 year record: 37-22

Last 10 year record: 79-41

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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